Chelsea

Chelsea takes luxury high-rises and blends them perfectly with old, ivy-covered, romantic post-war walkups. With hundreds of art galleries, museums, and theaters mixed with dynamite nightclubs, bars, and quirky boutiques, Chelsea is the epitome of fun in the city. World-class art galleries and a thriving entertainment scene make Chelsea the perfect marriage. To top it off, add fun parks, fine-dining restaurants, and bistros with views along the beautiful river path in the 550-acre Hudson River Park to create the ultimate neighborhood in NYC.
 
You’ll love Chelsea’s history, and you’ll love becoming a part of it. This area went from a Native American trading post and farmland in the 1700s to a wealthy residential area in the early 1800s, to a period of heavy industrialization, a small theater district, and an artists’ community. 
 
Today, it’s a thriving place drenched in culture and art. It’s also a foodie’s paradise with ritzy restaurants with chandeliers and little dives in obscure corners with small tables and divine ambrosia. The housing includes luxury condominiums, posh townhouses, lavish row houses, and charming pre-war walkups.

What to Love

 
  • Peaceful strolls in the incomparable Hudson River Park
  • Many fine-dining restaurants, bistros, cafes, and boutiques
  • A walker’s paradise with everything needed at your fingertips
  • Public art, murals, and sculpture—indoors and out
  • The floating art and nature park, Little Island
  • Excellent public transportation 

Local Lifestyle

 
A day in the life: Go for a walk on The High Line, the elevated park with a walkway surrounded by greenery. View the whole neighborhood while walking the promenade, enjoying the greenery, and indulging in people-watching. Then go for lunch at a quirky bistro, stopping momentarily to enjoy some street musicians on the way. Owning a car is optional and certainly not necessary with everything at your fingertips. Take in the street art as you stroll around, poking your head in and out of trendy shops. Then spend the rest of the afternoon on Little Island. Afterward, a night show might be nice or go dancing at a nightclub. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Tao is a trendy multilevel restaurant that serves excellent Chinese and Japanese food in an eclectic atmosphere that literally screams NYC bohemia. Be sure to try the “Chinese five spice short ribs.” Then there’s Buddakan, another Asian food paradise that serves delicious food in a romantic setting of chandeliers and 16th-century Parisian art. Farm-fresh American food is served with pride at the Cookshop, and their “spit-roasted half chicken” will leave you dreamy-eyed.
 
Chelsea Market is not to be missed. This is a one-stop place with restaurants, delis, bakeries, wine bars, ice cream shops, art galleries, music stores, clothing stores, gift shops, bookstores, and live music. City Winery New York at Pier 57 offers great food and wine accompanied by live music, comedy, and performance art. Go for food and shows or become a member of their exclusive wine club. 

Things to Do

 
Little Island is a floating art and nature park located on the Hudson River. It includes open greenspace with gentle hills, meandering paths, and panoramic views. There are always events going on, such as live music, theater, dance, and poetry. 
 
The Rubin Museum of Art promotes the ideas, cultures, and art of the Himalayan regions with its many collections, rotating exhibits, the Mandala Lab for meditation, and many hands-on programs and lectures. 

Schools

 
Chelsea is served by the New York City Department of Education and is notable for the following schools.
 
 

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Overview for Chelsea, NY

54,847 people live in Chelsea, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $111,735. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

54,847

Total Population

42 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$111,735

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Chelsea, NY

Chelsea has 30,520 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chelsea do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 54,847 people call Chelsea home. The population density is 100,608.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

54,847

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42

Median Age

50.73 / 49.27%

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Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$111,735

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Schools in Chelsea, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Chelsea. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Hudson High School Of Learning Technologies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Landmark High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Satellite Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 11 William T Harris
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
High School Of Fashion Industries (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Humanities Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
James Baldwin School-A School For Expeditionary Lrning
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Winston Preparatory School
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
Nyc Lab High School For Collaborative Studies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Manhattan Business Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Liberty High School Academy For Newcomers
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Ps 33 Chelsea Prep
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Nyc Lab Middle School For Collaborative Studies
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Avenues The World School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available

Around Chelsea, NY

There's plenty to do around Chelsea, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
96
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kua Bori Coffee Lounge, Yough, and Camellia Milk Tea.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.65 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.91 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.48 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.61 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.86 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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